Project icecap, lurssen yacht also known as Northern Star

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Project Icecap: Secretive 107m Lürssen project begins sea trials

30 November 2022 • Written by Katia Damborsky

The highly confidential 107 metre superyacht Project Icecap has embarked on its first round of sea trials. 

The yacht was spotted leaving the dock at Peene-Werft, a shipyard in north-eastern Germany that forms part of Lürssen’s naval division.

The secretive superyacht has been completed at Peene-Werft
Credit: DrDuu for BOAT International

Project Icecap has remained largely out of the spotlight until July this year when she was spotted in the open for the first time. The project was originally sold in March 2018 by Moran Yacht & Ship and the brokerage firm is project managing the construction.

The yacht's exterior design comes from Norwegian studio Salt Ship Design and first images revealed a sharply inverted bow and large open aft deck fitted with tender cradles that can also function as a helipad.

The steel and aluminium yacht features a total interior volume of more than 6,500GT and is expected to offer accommodation for up to 20 guests split across ten cabins.

The wraps were pulled off the yacht in July

In the past, Moran also revealed that Project Icecap will be powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system and will feature state-of-the-art energy saving, power storage, heating and cooling systems. 

Moran also indicated the yacht would have a helipad, beach club and three fixed terraces built into the stacked forward superstructure. 

Moran Yacht & Ship is handling the construction of the new build

Project Icecap joins seven other superyachts measuring over 100 metres under construction at Lürssen, including the 146 metre Opera and the recently spotted Project Alibaba.

Once delivered, Project Icecap will become of the world's largest superyachts, sitting somewhere around number 48 on the leaderboard.

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